Radiology

Head prof. Algidas Basevičius, MD, PhD
Address: Eivenių Str. 2, LT-50161, Kaunas
Phone: +37037326154
E-mail: algidas.basevicius@kaunoklinikos.lt

Department of Radiology is the largest radiological diagnostic department in Lithuania with concentrated modern radiological diagnostic equipment - digital X-ray and mammography machines and cabinets, 10 units of ultrasound diagnostic equipment, four CTs, three MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, three gamma cameras, angiography and bone densitometry (DXA) devices, the first PET (positron emission tomography) machine in Lithuania. Department of Radiology is a modern, broad-based unit with all modern methods of radiological investigation.
The main purpose of the Department is implementation of up to date, science based radiological methods for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
Radiological Diagnostic Center adapted for clinical diagnostic and pedagogical work was established in 2012. It conducts the most difficult MCT (multislice computed tomography), MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), PET and other nuclear medicine studies.
Seven specialized sectors are operating in the Department - Neuroradiology, Abdominal and pelvic radiology, Thoracic radiology, Musculoskeletal radiology, Soft tissue of the head-neck radiology, Cardiovascular radiology and Special radiology.
Now the Department of Radiology employs over 200 people: over 80 physicians and radiologists, specialists of ultrasound, over 40 residents, over 80 radiology technologists and nursing staff.

In 2003 Nuclear Medicine division staff Department of Radiology organized TATENA international courses for the first time in Kaunas. In 2006 Department of Radiology organized the 1st Baltic Congress of Radiology which took place in Kaunas. The Department is often open to the public from foreign counterparts - the U.S., France, Denmark, Sweden, who are involved in the final residency examinations, defending dissertations and thesis, providing consultations and diagnostic assistance. Physicians of the department often attend seminars, conferences, and various term internships in Lithuania and abroad. In recent years, the physicians and residents of the department of Radiology improved their knowledge and mastered new diagnostic techniques in long-term studies (2-6 months of duration) in recognized apprenticeship foreign scientific centers: Geneva (Switzerland), London (UK), Turku (Finland), Bologna (Italy), Grenoble (France), Barcelona (Spain), and elsewhere.

MATRA project is one of many similar projects, in which Department of Radiology is involved together with scientific partners of foreign radiology departments. Experienced physician radiologists of Department of Radiology regularly carry out training of physicians from Kazakhstan, and participating in the targeted scientific-clinical visits to Kazakhstan, this way sharing knowledge and helping to improve the practical, as well as medico-clinical research level of radiology. Such visits are conducted in Astana (Kazakhstan), in National Medical Holding database.

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